Our Family Law Attorneys

Russell F WenkRussell F. Wenk

Russell F. Wenk is one of only 75 Certified Family Law Specialists in the State of Arizona, a distinction attained by demonstrating substantial experience, effectiveness and knowledge significantly higher than that possessed by a general practitioner that handles family law matters. Russell F. Wenk is an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability and 2019 selectee of Superlawyers.

Russell began his legal career in 2005. Since then, Russell has focused his practice almost exclusively on family law, divorce and child custody. Russell has extensive knowledge of family law and many years of courtroom experience. He is a well-known and well-respected member of the family law legal community and has previously served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Courts. He also served on the Executive Committee for the Family Law section of the Arizona State Bar; is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Arizona Association of Family Law Attorneys, Arizona Association for Justice, Maricopa County Bar Association and Arizona State Bar.

Michael A LincolnMichael A. Lincoln

Michael Lincoln has been licensed to practice law since 2005. He has earned a reputation for being a highly skilled litigator in and out of the courtroom, and has been recognized for his excellence by prominent legal organizations throughout the course of his career. Michael has also served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Michael grew up in a military family and lived throughout the country as well as overseas before eventually settling in Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree before moving to San Diego and graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2003. Michael began his legal career as a juvenile public defender before transitioning to private practice in 2010. Since then, Michael has focused his practice almost exclusively on family law, divorce and child custody issues. He uses his extensive knowledge of the law and brings a reasoned and compassionate approach to his cases, which has earned him the respect of both his peers and the judicial community.

When not in the office, Michael enjoys time with his family, hiking and traveling. He is an avid sports fan – especially when it comes to his favorite teams, the San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Antonio Spurs and all things University of Arizona.

Vanessa R HeimVanessa R. Heim

Vanessa focuses her family law practice on the area of adoptions and guardianships, assisting clients and their families through the sometimes-tedious and emotionally charged process. She strives to provide a delicate balance of care, compassion and professionalism which is necessary to reach the goal of legally adding a child to a family. She has devoted years to understanding the complexities of Arizona adoption and guardianship law and procedures to ensure a smooth experience for her clients. It is Vanessa's priority to ensure that the legalities and procedural issues are taken care of so that her clients can focus on the broader picture, building a family.

Lisa Monnette

Lisa MonnetteLisa Monnette obtained her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University Sacramento in 2005 and received her Juris Doctor in 2012. She was admitted to the Arizona State Bar and United States District Court in 2013.

Early in her legal career, Lisa worked for a boutique law firm in Phoenix, Arizona that focused on family law, criminal law and personal injury. This experienced provided her with a unique insight on how criminal law matters may affect the outcome of a family law matter. Later, Lisa gained experience working at a small firm in Mesa, Arizona as the Senior Family Law Associate Attorney. Lisa joined the team at Lincoln and Wenk in August 2018.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Lisa is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Lisa and her family are members of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Phoenix and participate in the Buckeyes Give program, which allows them to volunteer for organizations such as AZ Helping Hands and Habitat for Humanity.